<div> <div style="height: 20px; overflow: hidden;"></div> <div id="793292927918368157-gallery" class="imageGallery" style="line-height: 0px; padding: 0; margin: 0"> <div id="793292927918368157-imageContainer0" style="float:left;width:49.95%;margin:0;"><div id="793292927918368157-insideImageContainer0" style="position:relative;margin:5px;"><div class="galleryImageHolder" style="position:relative; width:100%; padding:0 0 75%;overflow:hidden;"><div class="galleryInnerImageHolder"><a href="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/6365980_orig.jpg" rel="lightbox[gallery793292927918368157]" onclick="if (!window.lightboxLoaded) return false"><img src="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/6365980.jpg" class="galleryImage" _width="400" _height="416" style="position:absolute;border:0;width:100%;top:-19.33%;left:0%"></a></div></div></div></div> <div id="793292927918368157-imageContainer1" style="float:left;width:49.95%;margin:0;"><div id="793292927918368157-insideImageContainer1" style="position:relative;margin:5px;"><div class="galleryImageHolder" style="position:relative; width:100%; padding:0 0 75%;overflow:hidden;"><div class="galleryInnerImageHolder"><a href="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/199026_orig.jpg" rel="lightbox[gallery793292927918368157]" onclick="if (!window.lightboxLoaded) return false"><img src="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/199026.jpg" class="galleryImage" _width="400" _height="711" style="position:absolute;border:0;width:100%;top:-68.5%;left:0%"></a></div></div></div></div> <span style="display: block; clear: both; height: 0px; overflow: hidden;"></span> </div> <div style="height: 20px; overflow: hidden;"></div> </div> <div class="paragraph" style="text-align:left;"> <font size="3">No <em>one</em> thing is going to motivate every single person in the world to get their workout done; but, I have a few suggestions that might just get you out the door--and we all know that's the hardest part. <br><br>You roll out of bed for your morning workout. Immediately you try to remember where your workouts shoes are and what in the heck you had planned anyways. You can't figure out either problem, so you go back to sleep.<br><br>Duh. We all would do that. </font><br><br><font size="3">I think a lot of people confuse their lack of motivation with lack of preparedness. Maybe you've attempted to do a handful of workouts in the past month, but each time an excuse has come up. May I suggest that your "lack of motivation" is simply a lack of being prepared for your workout? <br><br>For some of you, you might be totally prepared but can't seem to quit hitting the snooze button. Either way, I'm pretty confident at least one of the tips will get you more motivated when your 6 am workout rolls around. <br><br><strong>1. </strong><strong>Have a plan that sounds somewhat awesome. </strong><br><br>You can't get motivated about something that has no plan--and if your plan is blah, there ain't nobody getting motivated for that either. <br><br>If you aren't a morning person and have yet to do a single am workout, I wouldn't start with a workout of 100 burpees. Maybe try a 1 mile walk. Something that will keep you coming back for more. Eventually, your body will begin to wake up early on it's own and you can add in more intense morning workout routines. <br><br>Stick with something more enjoyable to begin with. <br><br><strong>2. Place a motivating picture, quote, etc by your alarm clock. </strong></font><br><br><font size="3">What if the first thing you saw after you hit the snooze button was a picture or quote that motivated you to get out of bed. Do you have this desire to be a morning person who starts your days out with physical activity and spends a few minutes afterwards writing out what you want to accomplish for the day? Then put a quote about how awesome morning people are by your alarm. <br><br><em>“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”</em><br><span>~ Lemony Snicket<br><br><strong>3. </strong><strong>Music. </strong><br><br>Need I say more? Put some headphones next to your phone by your bed. Whenever you wake up in the mornings, play a motivating song (that you decided on the night before) and let that draw you out of bed. And FYI, I don't recommend putting on yoga music to get you out of bed. <br><br>The way music can change our moods is really impressive. I can go from happy to sad and back to happy with a simple change of the radio station. I'm confident you can find a song to pump you up in the mornings!<br><br><strong>4. Pay a trainer or go to a class. </strong></span></font><br><br><font size="3">Nothing gets you out of bed in the mornings like dishing out your hard-earned money. A personal trainer is obviously on the more expensive side of things, but a group class or even <a target="_blank" href="/coaching.html"><font color="#ae40a5">online personal training</font></a> can be a really affordable option so you don't have to figure out what the heck you are doing at 6 am. <br><br><strong>5. Take</strong><strong> 3 trips to your living room and back. </strong></font><br><br><font size="3">You're lying in bed after hitting snooze 5 times and just sure you can't possibly muster up the energy to workout--instead of hitting the snooze button yet again, take a walk to your living room and back a few times. Just a small amount of movement will suddenly have you awake and ready to take on something more than sleeping 20 more minutes. <br><br>Anything else I've missed that works to help motivate you for morning workouts? Share your tips below! <br><br></font> </div>